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OHIO STATE GAME NOTES

  • Ohio State is now 12-8 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games. The Buckeyes are now 6-2 as a No. 1 seed.
  • Trailing 23-19 with four minutes to play in the first half, Ohio State made its last five field goals, including three three-pointers, and the final free throws in a 16-2 run to end the half.
  • With three rebounds, Evan Turner tied Frank Howard for 14th on the Ohio State all-time career rebounding list, now with 635. Evan Turner’s eight assists tied the most by an Ohio State player in a Big Ten Tournament game (previous best was eight by Mike Conley and Scoonie Penn)
  • The Buckeyes are a perfect 16-0 this season when shooting 50 percent or better.
  • Ohio State has reached the semifinals for the fifth time overall and the fourth time in the last five years.
  • Michigan had just eight turnovers in the entire game against Iowa on Thursday, but Ohio State forced nine in the first half today.
  • Jon Diebler had 11 points, and now needs just 11 more for 1,000 in his career.
  • Ohio State defeated Michigan for the second time in four years at the Big Ten Tournament. Both wins have come with Ohio State as the No. 1 seed.
  • William Buford has 55 points and 28 rebounds vs. Michigan in three games this season.
  • The 68 points by Michigan were the second-most given up in a Buckeye win this season (70, California).
  • Ohio State shot 58.3 percent from three-point range, the best performance from the arc in Ohio State Big Ten Tournament history (.563 vs. Michigan State in 2009).
  • Until the final minute, Ohio State had used just six players, and four of those players (Turner, Lighty, Diebler, Buford) played all 40 minutes.